Scrap metal on highway leaves many with flat tires

Ponca City Now - April 16, 2014 9:51 am

A Ponca Iron and Metal truck left metal scraps on a stretch of highway between Perry and Ponca City yesterday.

Todd Punneo with Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Highway 77 through Perry to 156 in Marland, all the way to its plant in Ponca off Oakland Ave was affected.

There are at least 60 drivers that have called in with flats or metal shavings in their tires.

Punneo said the cost of those repairs is not in their hands, it will be a civil action for the company.

He couldn’t say exactly how much metal was left on the highways, but they know the truck was carrying three bins full.

The road was closed for cleanup yesterday and has been reopened.

 

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